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NRA FILES BRIEF IN POTENTIAL
LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASE
n July 15, NRA-ILA filed the opening
brief in a Supreme Court case
challenging New York's restrictive
concealed-carry-licensing regime. The
case provides the Supreme Court with the
opportunity to finally affirm what most
states-and common sense-tell us: The
Second Amendment protects a fundamental,
individual right to bear arms for self-defense
outside of the home.
For too long, New York has rationed the
right to keep and bear arms to a select,
chosen few within favored classes. But the
Second Amendment guarantees the " right of
the people to keep and bear arms, " not the
right of a privileged few.
Despite skyrocketing crime within the
Empire State, New York shamefully presumes
the people's unworthiness to defend their
own lives and liberty where danger
most often exists: outside the home.
Those who dare to exercise their
Second Amendment rights without
first obtaining New York's blessing are
automatically deemed felons. No
other component of the Bill of Rights
is treated this way ... yet. Thus, the
importance of this case and NRA-ILA's
opening brief.
As indicated in the brief, NRA-ILA
wholeheartedly agrees with the Justices
who " find it extremely improbable that
the Framers understood the Second
Amendment to protect little more than
carrying a gun from the bedroom to
the kitchen. "
The case is captioned New York State
Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen.
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58 SEPTEMBER 2021 I AMERICA'S 1ST
n June 22, an 11-judge en-banc panel
of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
heard oral arguments in Duncan
v. Bonta, the NRA-backed challenge to
California's ban on magazines capable of
holding more than 10 rounds of ammo.
One of the highlights was an exchange
between judge Lawrence VanDyke and
FREEDOM
the attorney representing California.
California argued that banning " large
capacity magazines " was necessary to
reduce gun crimes where more than 10
rounds of ammo were used. Those crimes
are relatively rare. But, at the same time,
California argued that the ban is trivial
because law-abiding citizens rarely use
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